Abasi Concepts/Larada Megathread

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  1. StevenC

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    Sounds like the USA stuff is getting a price bump.
     
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    Yeah that about where I expected as well
     
  3. AmoryDrive

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    I bought this Chartreuse J Larada 8 on Thursday, so excited for it to ship to me on Tuesday! Left it at the show for people to try and for Tosin to use for the weekend. i did try to convince Ivan to sell me the WMI with the quilt top but sounds like they're holding onto that for a bit since it's a proto. They are very comparable to the J Larada and I think people will be happy with them for sure

    Also had the opportunity to plug it into Neural DSP's Archetype Abasi, wish I could say it made me able to thump but I don't think you could ask for a much better combo lol
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  4. AmoryDrive

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    Oh and if anyone wanted a good heel detail shot, here's the neck joint for the bolt on Laradas abasi heel.jpg
     
  5. Hollowway

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    Yeah, I’m not liking that weird flange on the neck. I feel like there would have been some better ways to do that junction there.
     
  6. AmoryDrive

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    It feels pretty similar to the set neck heel, creates a nice "pocket" for your thumb to lock into when playing in the upper register. It looks more offensive than it actually is when playing imo
     
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    Is that the same janky neck joint the J Laradas have?
     
  8. Jack McGoldrick

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    Are the wmi neck joints a j Larada neck joints different/they look horrible
     
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    Remember that we've already had one neck joint without that extra bit of wood and you end up with the G A P

    I'm happy with that joint
     
  10. jephjacques

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    It seems fine to me. Look at that nice tight neck pocket!
     
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  11. Jack McGoldrick

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    I’ve looked at it a couple times and I take it back I like it but I think I’d need to try it out
     
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    Well you have done it Abasi. You have made me want to go back to playing 8 string. I played it exclusively for 5 years then quit for a whole year. I now want to go back.
     
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    Folks nitpicking neck joints they've never played is top-tier SSO.
     
  14. StevenC

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    Kinda lame that the USA and J Laradas have the USB charger for the pickups, but the WMI just has a battery box.
     
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    Hey I’ve changed :(
     
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    That charging pack aint cheap, using a battery box prolly keeps costs down, which I'd imagine is the goal of the import model
     
  17. HungryGuitarStudent

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    Any talk of dates for the WMI model availability on the website? Is production underway or will it start some time in 2020?

    Im definitely considering one as my first 8-string.
     
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    The impression I got was later this year for the WMI Laradas
     
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    Yeah, I’m sure it plays well. It just looks like a weird design thing. I realize I’m drinking tea with my pinky up on this, but I think there’s probably a more elegant design to get the gap there closed, and not have that flange hanging on. Maybe extend the body under the neck a bit, and remove the flange. I mean, I’m prolly gonna get one anyway, but I just didn’t expect to see that.
     
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    i'm buying the blue one
     

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